Last Week At Your Amusement Park......November 28

A digest of amusement park news and rumors...and a couple of rants...with a sense of humor...

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM
As Robert Niles is starting to get ready to leave on his trip, he has been delegating some of his unpleasant tasks out to some of the staffers here at Theme Park Insider. After going through the inbox, I found this message from an extremely important person. Click and Enjoy!

Universal Studios Florida - The biggest news this week is that Universal signed a deal with the creators of Southpark to do a holiday overlay of the Simpsons Ride featuring Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.


Universal Studios Singapore - The next biggest news this week is the imminent opening of Transformers. Full ride specs have been posted online as well as scene-by-scene walkthroughs of the attraction. Feel free to search these out on your own, they shouldn’t be that hard to find if you are interested in spoiling the whole thing. Meanwhile, here is a video of the ride queue.

Ghost Town in the Sky - Since it is highly unlikely that this park will ever reopen again, a couple of intrepid explorers decided to walk up the hill to the park and see what condition it is in....right before security got there.

Jazzland / Sick Flags New Orleans - Proposals are finally starting to pour in to revive the park. They currently have 8 soon to be rejected proposals. More as we hear it. This place is so disappointing, there have been some real heavy hitters trying to get that park back up and running (as well as some morons) but the committee seems to not want to do a deal. The economics of the park are that the city of New Orleans owes a bunch of money from the originally created Jazzland that Six Flags was supposed to be able to completely pay down for them and then turn a nice profit. Anyone who wants to get this park back up and running almost needs to cut the city a $15 million dollar check and sign over all of their profits to the city for the next 20 years to even be considered....and don’t even dream about getting the city to kick in any financial help.

Clementon Park (Jersey) - Sold! Highest bid made by the disgraced former executives of Six Flags.

Thorpe Park - The Swarm has completed track construction and is now doing train clearance checks.

Canada’s Wonderland - Leviathan has been topped off.

It looks like everyone took most of last week we are going for short and sweet this time.....take some time to take the link to see the VIP message Robert received, it is quite good......if you want to discuss it in the talkback, please let me know.....

Create My Caption - In the discussion thread below, post your best caption(s) for the following picture:


If I have missed anything (and I have, so no worries there) please post below. If you have some inside information, more news, more rumors, first rides, please share with the rest of us.

Sources: Screamscape, Amusement Today, and whatever else I happened to read this week...

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM
Caption: "What? What? I had an itch!!!"


"See how high I can count??!!"

From Andy Milito
Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM
Caption: "I told you I don't like Ariel..."

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM
^ Universal is being very secretive about the ride right now....just wait until after the ride opens and there should be plenty of videos to have.....just like what happened with the Madagascar ride.

From Tony Duda
Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Caption - "Only one princess? This is what I think of only one princess showing up!"

I would really love a South Park movie ride at Universal Orlando. Please let this be a real item.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM
^ No.....the Southpark item was just a joke.....I was trying to get under Dom's skin because he is a huge Simpson's ride fan....but he didn't comment on it.....

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 28, 2011 at 5:07 PM
Caption: Look MOM I can count to ONE!!!!!!

From Tony Duda
Posted November 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM
Well, when I said "Please" I was asking God that this will someday happen. I understand how YOU may think I was asking you.-grin- .

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM
Must be an echo in here. Oh, it's just Manny copycatting my caption. Never mind.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Dom, I didn't see it, but I heard last night's Family Guy did a pretty good roller coaster gag. I'll have to catch it..and all other episodes so far this season..when they're rerun. My addiction to The Walking Dead does not allow me to watch my former favorite show anymore..on first run, anyway.

From James Trexen
Posted November 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM
Dom, the chances of a Family Guy ride are very low. Universal is a family park at heart and the ride really would be out of place. The only reason they got the Simpsons is because it's a landmark show that has generated many merchandise and is widely known and watched.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM
Sorry mike :( sorry!!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
No more Mr. Gallagher? That's cool.

Better than No More Mr. Nice more Mr. Clee-hee-hee-heen!

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM
James the Simpsons has in some innapropriete stuff stuff like itchy and scrachy and it's gore and the devil and the he'll scene why would family guy be any different

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 29, 2011 at 7:25 AM
Caption: I can't believe we are missing rides for this @#$%&$# photo op. Here's what I have to say about your @#$%^#$% photo op. One more of these and I'm going to punch Tigger in the fruit...

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM
LOL!!!!! LMBO!!!!

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